March 14, 2014 |
“If I forgot anybody, sorry, I just smoked before I came out here,” Lil Wayne said to guffaws from the overflowing room at the Austin Convention Center during the 2014 South by Southwest festival. “Shoutout to Willie Nelson.” Game recognizes game. Wayne was tasked with rattling off all the artists currently on his label Young Money, and it sounded like he got them all. The list was an implicit torch-passing: Wayne has announced that his next album “Tha Carter 5” might be his last.
February 5, 1989
Looking for a musical journey? The music of the world awaits listeners on the following radio programs: Time/Program/Description/Host/Station SUNDAY 6 a.m.-6 p.m. "Alma del Barrio." Mixture of Latin and South American music shows with multiple DJs; bilingual. KXLU-FM (88.9). 8-10 a.m. "La Voz Latina." Latin music, principally salsa. Abe Hernandez, Jr., & Don Griego. KCSN-FM (88.5). 10 a.m.-12:05 p.m. "L' Chayim." Israeli/Jewish music. Cantor Michael Russ. KCSN. 2-5 p.m. "The Reggae Beat."
December 16, 1994 |
Worried that Santa might not know what to bring your favorite jazz fan? Worry no more. Here's a selection of items in a variety of media and a range of prices to please even the choosiest grooving Grinch: Art: Sculptures by Paul D. Wegner. His imaginative images of jazz players cost a bundle, but, as superbly crafted collectibles that reflect the real feeling of jazz, they're worth it (if you can afford them, of course).
January 9, 1999 |
Triology, as the name suggests, is a group all about twisted language--musical and otherwise, which the European chamber group demonstrated Thursday night at the Skirball Center in its U.S. debut. It's made up of three dazzling young musicians, violinists Aleksey Igudesman and Daisy Jopling and cellist Tristan Schulze, all shy of 30 and all noticeably accomplished players who are unafraid of mixing beauty with shtick.
August 17, 1991 |
At various times Thursday, Paul Simon was backed by anywhere from five to 15 drummers playing everything from mule bones to pottery. But the best moments came when he was joined by his 750,000-strong percussion section, happily smacking palm on palm, skin on skin in a unison thunderclap. Now there's a band.
January 14, 1993 |
In a celebration of bebop's father-genius, the fans of Dizzy Gillespie filled the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine to the rafters Tuesday with jazz and tribute. Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis opened the leading a New Orleans-style procession of honorary pallbearers composed of dozens of Gillespie's musician friends.
February 4, 2000 |
Brazil's official submission for the 1999 Academy Awards is a new version of what is probably the most widely known and admired film associated with that country--1959's "Black Orpheus," actually a French-Brazilian picture directed by Marcel Camus. The current version, "Orfeu," was directed by Carlos Diegues (who also directed the hit "Bye Bye Brazil").
March 29, 1992 |
*** RANDY WESTON "The Spirit of Our Ancestors" Antilles Weston's enthusiasm for the music of Africa, where he has lived intermittently since the late '60s, mainly in Morocco, sparks this two-CD set--the Brooklyn-born pianist's first sessions with horns in more than a decade. The pieces here are either African-based, such as the moody "Blue Moses," an adaptation of a Moroccan spiritual, or evocative of the continent's music, such as "The Call," which is infused with a Yoruban rhythm.